The residents of Harrisonburg, VA are either all independent tax experts or don’t pay them at all. At least that’s true if one makes that assumption based on the dearth of tax workshops available to local citizens. After checking all the print, broadcast, and internet media outlets, here are the free tax resources available to Rocktown residents:
AARP Library Workshops
Federal and state tax forms are available at all library branches. According to the Massanutten Regional Library, the AARP is offering free tax assistance to residents at the following locations:
Page Public Library
100 Zerkel St.
Beginning February 1, 2011
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 7 PM
514 Stoney Creek Blvd
Edinburg, VA 22824
February 19, 26 & March 5, 12, & 19
11 AM to 2 PM
The James Madison University Tax Workshops for International Students
The IRS requires that all international students file a Form 8843 if in the United States during 2010. In order to receive assistance in any of these workshops, you are asked to also brink your passport, I-94, I-20 or DS2019.
Workshop Contact Information
For Those Who Did NOT Work in 2010
Monday, February 21, 2011
7 PM to 8:30 PM in Roop, Rm. 105
Thursday, March 24, 2011
6 PM to 7:30 PM in Keezell, Rm. G
For Those On Scholarship or Who Worked in 2010
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
1 PM to 5 PM
Friday, March 25, 2011
11 AM to 5 PM
For additional information, contact the JMU student information paper at (540) 568-6119.
New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center
The New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center is a Mennonite organization that offers many case management services to new immigrants, including assistance with tax preparation and filing.
70 South High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
If you are a US citizen and unable to use the services of the limited AARP help times at the local libraries, don’t give up!
Here are some numbers and agencies to call to seek tax filing assistance:
Charlottesville IRS Office
401 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Price Rotary Senior Center
305 S. Dogwood Drive,
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Tuesdays: 9:00 am -12:00 noon & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturdays: 9:00 am -12:00 noon
Contact: Elinor Fankhauser 540-438-8558
*Priority given to those with appointments
• If you are a member of a church, ask your pastor about volunteer congregation members who might assist you;
• If you are receiving Social Security Disability, Medicaid, or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, contact your caseworker at their office and ask for a referral.